A Little History:
Our story begins in Pocatello, Idaho, circa 1972, when the lovely Debby Christensen agreed to a first, though fateful date with admirer, David Croshaw. Long story-short, he bade her follow him, and they went arm-in-arm to the Logan, Utah temple for establishment of an eternal family unit, Generation 1, on May 23 1973.

From their first blissful summer in Salt Lake City, educational pursuits took them to Provo/Orem, Utah, birthplace of Leslie and Rebecca, and to San Francisco/Oakland California, birthplace of Colin and Matt. Then, for establishment of livelihood, expansion of the tribe with Abby and Dana, and for raising/unifying of Generation 2, it was back to the roots in Pocatello for a rewarding sojourn.

In time, driven by a raging, but commonly shared sense of adventure and independence, one-by-one, Generation 2 escaped the homeland to distant regions of the country and the world, each ultimately developing their own tribal expansions by pairing with worthy mates and initiating Generation 3.

Now sensing fulfillment of their purpose in Pocatello, Generation 1 has also left those roots and transplanted to Cascade Idaho, from which base, they anticipate more abundant contact with The Posterity, Generations 2 and 3, in the future. That contact however, awaits fulfillment of a call to LDS missionary service in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, wherein they hope to help the state of the world by sharing the love of Jesus Christ.

So now, including Generation 0 (Grandma and Grandpa Christensen) home base includes Yuma, Arizona, Pocatello, Idaho, Cascade, Idaho, Vancouver, BC, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Spokane, Washington, Boise, Idaho, Los Angeles, California, back to Boise, Idaho, and on and on (Generation 3+) to infinity.

Our Mission Statement:
This is the blog of our eternal family unit. Initiated years ago, it served well as a journal, but even more so, as an archive of our personal interaction. It was a gathering place, a confabulation instrument, a unifying force for four generations of widely dispersed and progressively prolific posterity, and their valued associates. Though it served these purposes well for many years, it eventually took a back seat to new-kids-on-the-block, Facebook, and Instagram, and was sadly forgotten.

We now move to resurrect this blog with an added functional purpose of archiving the missionary experiences of Generation 1, of their movements and activities as they participate with The Gathering of Israel in the land northward. In so doing, we hope that via their own comments and posts, this blog will again serve to gather and unify the posterity and their friends.

As in the past, that the young and vibrant may know the old and tired, that enduring bonds may be fostered and maintained, that experience and encouragement may be openly shared, that posterity may embrace truth, and that hearts may be knit together, we must resist detachment despite our geographic divergence. We shall do so here.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Christmas 2010 names

I thought here would be as good of place as any to discuss Christmas names. And it makes it easy to keep track for next year's drawing.
Leslie --> Ray
Alex --> Jason
Becky --> Leslie
Ray --> Alex
Colin --> Abby
Lori --> David
Matt --> Colin
Crystal --> Lori
Abby --> Dana
David --> Crystal
Dana --> Becky
Jason --> Matt
Valerie --> Jack
Grace --> Eva
Mia --> Colby
Elliott --> Lilia
Colby --> Grace
Eva --> Mia
Jackson --> Asher
Maggie --> Cole
Lilia --> Maggie
Naomi --> Valerie
Cole --> Elliot
Asher --> Naomi


Jason and Dana said...

So Becky, what are Grace and Maggie into? Lori, how about Mia? :)

abbynormal said...

Thanks, Dana Kay! By the way, what do you want for Christmas?? :)

Jason and Dana said...

I want the Chronicle of Narnia book set. Or maybe the new Taylor Swift CD. I've never had one of her CDs, but I saw her on Ellen and I think I'd really like her CD.

Colin & Lori said...

Dana, Not sure about Mia yet. She hasn't expressed much of an interest in any certain thing. Come to think of it, she got an MP3 player and would LOVE to have some music. An itunes card or another music card would be great. If I think of something else I will let ya know.